At the The Energy Summit 2016 Norwegian Minister of Petroleum and Energy, Mr. Tord Lien, opened the Summit in London and says that Norway has both the resources and the infrastructure to remain a stable and long-term supplier of natural gas to the European market. 

In this context, we European Energy Union can say that Russia needs to be more cooperative with European Union and to include in the Interconnection Agreements with EU Member States more flexible conditions.

At the same Energy Summit in 2016, Minister Lien talked about how the European growth in solar and wind power is good news in a world that needs more production of renewable energy, in order to combat climate change.

However, he underlined how much of this renewable energy is intermittent, depending on weather conditions and in need of back-up. He then explained how natural gas could help decarbonise in two specific ways: both as a flexible and reliable partner for renewable energy and as a replacement for coal, emphasizing how this is a fast and cost-effective way to cut CO2-emissions.

Natural gas is an essential part of a sustainable energy future. Both as a flexible partner for renewable energy and as a replacement for coal. More

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